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   Cecile Starr Papers, 1925-2001.

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Cecile Starr Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Personal documents, photographs, audio cassettes, and printed material of the filmmaker, frlm writer, and educator Cecile Starr.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079913 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Starr, Cecile.
Title:Cecile Starr Papers, 1925-2001.
Physical description:5 linear ft. (ca. 5,000 items in 10 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in nine series.

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Description

Scope and Content

Personal documents, photographs, audio cassettes (primarily interviews of Starr and others), and printed material. Family and personal correspondence; professional correspondence; materials relating to Southern writers including James Agee, Peter Fritsch, and Randall Jarrell; materials related to her secondary, college, and university education; teaching materials regarding filmmaking courses taught at Columbia University, the New School, and elsewhere; and manuscripts and preparation materials for published and unpublished articles.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron..

Preferred Citation

Cecile Starr Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Added to RLIN 05/30/2002 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 5, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-03-05 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Agreements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Autobiographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Licenses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorials.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Obituaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Receipts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Resumes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rosters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Agee, James, 1909-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Boyajian, Aram.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Independent filmmakers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture producers and directors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion pictures--History and criticism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New School University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women motion picture producers and directors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Filmmaker, frlm writer, and educator Cecile Starr was born in Nashville, TN (July 14, 1921) and grew up in New Orleans, LA. She received a B.A. in Romance Languages (LSU, 1941) and a masters degree in Adult Education (Columbia University. Teachers College, 1952); after which she taught film history and criticism in Columbia's Graduate Film department (1955-1961). Starr worked as non-thratrical writer and editor for the quarterly Film Forum Review (1946-1949) and the weekly Saturday Review (1949-1959). She also published free-lance articles in The New York Times and various film journals (sometimes on highly controversal subjects). Starr wrote or edited four books: Ideas on Film (1951); Film Society Primer (1956); Discovering the Movies (1972); Experimental Animation , with Robert Russett (1976, revised 1988). As a scriptwriter and producer, her films include the award-winning Fellow Citizen, A. Lincoln and Islamic Carpets .

For 35 years Staff has worked as a part-time, home-based distributor, renting and selling films on behalf of friends and colleagues, including Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Bute, Hans Richter and others. In 1977 she founded and became co-director of the Women's Independent Film Exchange, and in 1991 she received one of the Anthology Film Archive's Fiulm Preservation award. Starr married filmmaker Aram Boyajian in 1957. They have two children and one grandson.

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